Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders unveiled his latest ‘Medicare for All’ proposal Wednesday; announcing his plan to transform Medicare into a full-fledged universal healthcare program during a four-year transition that would eliminate private insurance companies.
“Sanders’ plan is the most ambitious by far of Democrats’ slate of bills aimed at expanding health coverage, proposing a total restructuring of the the national health care system that would effectively eliminate employer sponsored insurance and other government programs like Medicaid,” reports Politico.
Sanders’ plan would also bar employers and businesses from providing healthcare options that compete with the government-run insurance scheme.
While the proposal doesn’t specify the associated costs, experts say the program would likely cost $30 trillion over the next decade.
Read the full report at Politico.
BERNIE’S BLUFF: Sanders Claims ‘Medicare for All’ Would ‘SAVE $2 TRILLION’
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders refused to accept a recent study that showed his “medicare for all” program would cost US taxpayers over $32 trillion; releasing a new video that claims universal healthcare would actually save $2 trillion over ten years.
Sanders released the video on social media just hours after a George Mason University study estimated the astronomical price-tag associated with the potential proposal; finding it would likely cost over $32.6 trillion.
Thank you, Koch brothers, for accidentally making the case for Medicare for All! pic.twitter.com/speuEL6ETC
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) July 30, 2018
“The study shows that ‘Medicare for All’ would save the American people $2 trillion over a ten year period… That’s what was in the study,” said Sanders.
Watch Bernie’s bizarre video above.
CORTEZ: US Healthcare is ‘Terrible,’ Medicare for All Will SAVE $5.1 TRILLION
Incoming Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez weighed-in on the current state of the US healthcare system over the weekend; saying the country “lags behind the modern world” and a ‘Medicare for All’ program would ultimately save over $5 trillion.
“Reminder to my fellow millennials to get your act together & buy insurance before tonight’s deadline. Is open enrollment a pain? Yes. Is it expensive? Yes. But it’s WAY better than being uninsured (been there) & reason enough to fight for #MedicareForAll,” she tweeted.
“It’s important to be honest about the fact that US healthcare is terrible and lags far behind the modern world. The good news: #MedicareForAll can save the US $5.1 trillion over a decade while drastically cutting working-class Americans’ health spending,” she added.
It’s important to be honest about the fact that US healthcare is terrible and lags far behind the modern world.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 15, 2018
Cortez found herself in hot-water from major media publications just days ago, when she claimed Pentagon spending-errors could largely pay for her universal healthcare proposals.